Dighalipukhuri is attracting tourists in Guwahati

ANI | Updated: Dec 28, 2017 23:30 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Dec 28 (ANI): Centuries-old Dighalipukhuri lake in Guwahati is emerging as a popular tourist destination offering recreational activities, including boat rowing championships and boat rides.

Eco-tourism plays a major role in preserving the natural and cultural assets as tourists from all across the country throng the long manmade lake for its immense scenic beauty and historical significance.

Adjacent to the lake is an amusement park where children play and have their share of fun and one of the sites that hold attention of the visitors is the newly constructed replica of legendary Assamese Ahom General Lachit Borphukan, who is known for his leadership during the famous battle of Saraighat, fought between the Ahom Kingdom and the Mughal Empire.

"With the advancement in the park and more development, the tourist inflow will increase and more tourists from abroad will be attracted to this lake. I think coming here one can have a good time as the environment is peaceful and there is discipline. People come here enjoy maintaining peace and discipline," a tourist visiting the lake said.

Tourists can have a wonderful evening here away from the hustle and bustle of busy life and enjoy the scenic beauty of the spot and

The Assam Tourism Department is undertaking all possible measures like beautification of the lake, renovation the lake with various activities on the card like cleaning the lake, fencing and introducing facilities for tourists.

Commuting to Dighalipukhuri is easy and convenient as city buses are easily available and apart from that one can easily reach Dighalipukhuri by autorickshaw as well.

The term 'Dighalipukhuri' is derived from two Assamese words 'Dighol' meaning long and 'Pukhuri' meaning lake. As the name indicates, it is a long manmade lake.

The lake is engraved out of the Brahmaputra River and gradually with the passage of time it has separated out of the river.

Assam has already carved out a niche in the world tourism map and developing the infrastructure of such lakes will surely boost the tourism potential of the state. (ANI)